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  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, February 05, 2016 2:37 PM
    The U.S. Small Business Administration backed 15 private loans for Central Iowa businesses in January. The loans were for a combined $2.8 million.

  • Friday, February 05, 2016 10:08 AM
    The Greater Des Moines Partnership has opened registration for its May 11-13 lobbying trip to Washington, D.C. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Friday, February 05, 2016 9:59 AM
    Planned layoffs are up, yet the unemployment rate is down. Confused? Here's a look at the two latest job reports.

  • BY CHRIS CONETZKEY
    Thursday, February 04, 2016 2:41 PM
    So, what indicators out there are keeping our industry experts and economists sleeping with one eye open? We wanted to hear what they are watching in 2016 and beyond.

  • Thursday, February 04, 2016 12:07 PM
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership, one of the biggest multinational trade deals ever, has been signed by ministers from its 12 member nations in New Zealand, the BBC reported.

  • Wednesday, February 03, 2016 3:28 PM
    Twelve biotechnology companies will network and compete in the Biotech Innovation Showcase which will be held Monday, March 30, at the FFA Enrichment Center at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny.

  • BY CHRIS CONETZKEY
    Wednesday, February 03, 2016 2:56 PM
    To shake things up this year, our newsroom brainstormed a list of key questions that we thought business people should know the answers to in order to do business better in 2016. Then we went out and found 13 experts to give their opinions and lend their expertise to help forecast the answers to those questions.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Wednesday, February 03, 2016 10:23 AM
    Two elements of the Iowa Department of Revenue's index on the state economy reached lows not seen since 2009 in December as part of an overall decline that portends a softening of the economy.

  • Monday, February 01, 2016 3:37 PM
    KemX Global's Boone operation, which will produce pharmaceutical-grade glycerin and non-GMO cooking oils, will receive up to $1,875,500 in tax credits, the Iowa Economic Development Authority board decided Friday. 

  • Monday, February 01, 2016 10:46 AM
    Auto sales increased 3.5 percent last year to 147,447, according to a report from the Iowa Legislative Services Agency.

  • Monday, February 01, 2016 10:44 AM
    The nine-state Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index for January expanded for the first time since June of last year but remained below growth neutral. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Monday, February 01, 2016 10:40 AM
    The burgeoning service economy is significantly outpacing more traditional industry sectors in its rate of business growth among middle-market companies, according to a new report from American Express Co. and Dun & Bradstreet Inc.

  • Friday, January 29, 2016 3:31 PM
    Leaders from Kosovo and the state of Iowa celebrated the opening of the first diplomatic office located in Iowa: the Consulate of the Republic of Kosovo. 

  • BY CHRIS CONETZKEY
    Friday, January 29, 2016 2:37 PM
    The Business Record hosted its 2016 Economic Forecast Luncheon on Jan. 28 at the Sheraton West Des Moines. The event was moderated by Business Record Editor Chris Conetzkey and included panelists Dan Houston, president & CEO of Principal Financial Group Inc., Debi Durham, director of Iowa Economic Development Authority, Jim Paulsen, Chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management and Dave Swenson, associate scientist of economics at Iowa State University.

  • BY CHRIS CONETZKEY
    Friday, January 29, 2016 2:25 PM
    The full Business Record newsroom was on hand for our 2016 Economic Forecast Luncheon on Thursday. There were a number of great insights shared by the panelists, way more than we could possibly write about. But we had each writer on the lookout for a handful of their own takeaways from the panelists and from talking to audience members after the event. 


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